The word Armageddon conjures up images of fear and ultimate cataclysm. The bloody 4,000-year history of the Valley of Armageddon, today known as the Jezreel Valley, reinforces those beliefs. There is, however, another much quieter reality very much alive in the valley. Despite the history, the prophecy, the current unrest and warfare - there are people from both sides of the conflict who understand that we are capable of respecting one another with dignity. Israeli doctors treat patients who are dedicated to their destruction. Palestinian Muslims help Jews. These people are living testimony to the spirit of forgiveness and to the power of acceptance. These voices may represent the real ultimate conflict of Armageddon - the battle between the forces of good and evil within ourselves.
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Voices From Armageddon presents a startlingly different picture of Israelis and Palestinians than you normally see in the papers and on TV. Larry Rich's heartwarming stories of humanity and coexistence from the Emek Medical Center and from his own life provide some hope that eventually the people of the region will be able to live side by side in peace. ~ David Brinn, Editorial Director, ISRAEL21c
These stories are wonderful and passionate, and the message profound. ~ Dr Renee Rulin, Family physician, Providence, RI
The Emek Medical Center is indeed a beacon of humanity and dignity for the countless citizens struck by the cruel plagueof terrorism. This is such a difficult and yet important subject matter, and I thank you for sharing it with me and revealing it to the public. ~ Dan Gillerman, Israeli Ambassador to the UN